• October 16-18, 2015 • Burlington Sheraton Hotel, Burlington, VT •
HQ Hotel & Event Venue - Address: 870 Williston Road, Burlington, VT 05403 • Note: for GPS, enter "South Burlington"
Hosted by: Burlington, Vermont chapter - the "Green Mountain Chorus"
Contacts: Dave Cole, NED DVP-Events • Antonio Lombardi, NED Event Registrar • Kirk Young, NED DVP- Contest & Judging
Contest OOA (Order of Appearance) & Basic Information Detail for Quartets & Choruses
- - - - N O W P O S T E D B E L O W- - - -
for NEDCON 2015
for the Fall Weekend Events.
Contestant deadline is
Sunday, Oct 11
CJ20 CONTEST ENTRY
PROCESS @ BHS eBiz
Official C&J Entry Process
is now closed. Ended
Wednesday, Sept. 16
The "OOA" -
Official Order of Appearance
Now ...POSTED BELOW
THINGS TO DO
in Burlington, Vermont
& THE REGION
LOCAL AREA AMENITIES
UPDATED! Lodging, Food, Drink
13-page PDF List with Maps
Changes included in this version include adding area emergency information, better area highway descriptions, reduced font size and margin reductions to make the file smaller, formatting corrections, etc. ~Charlie Church
We Sing. We Serve. NEDCON 2015 Opportunities
1. We Sing. Saturday, October 17 - rain or shine - a mass sing in the University Mall at 155 Dorset Street in So. Burlington. Exact singing location within the Mall - TBD. Time - approx. 1 hour before the start of the Saturday evening banquet. Director - TBD
2. We Serve. Friday afternoon, October 16 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. Projects will be arranged/coordinated with the Volunteer Office of the local United Way Agency. Projects will be determined as we get closer to October but will likely be indoors. Please indicate YOUR interest on the Convention Registration form entry - we will directly contact those folks who express an interest on their Convention Registration.
NED Convention - BarberTots Room
There will be a special room available at the convention for parents to bring their young children. This room will have a live video feed from the contest event itself and there will be toys and games for the children - only.
This is intended for children from ages 6 months to 5 years. It will be available during all of contests and during the NEDAC Show, and is very near to the contest venue (the Grand Ballroom.) A parent MUST accompany his/her child(ren).
No child can be left alone. Please SIGN-UP your intentions to use the BarberTots Room, in advance. No commitment necessary - we just need to know when and how many! Thanks!
Venue & HQ Hotel Information
Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center
870 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT 05403
Tentative Schedule of Events
Friday, October 16, 2015 - Sunday, October 18, 2015
Revised: 8/28/2015 (subject to change)
Contest Venue: Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, Burlington, VT
Headquarters Hotel: Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, Burlington, VT
YUP! ALL UNDER ONE ROOF!
|Friday, October 16, 2015|
|1:00 PM||5:00 PM||"We Serve" Opportunities||Off-Site|
|1:00 PM||5:00 PM||Quartet Semi-Finals (Session #1)||Sheraton Emerald Ballroom|
|5:00 PM||6:00 PM||Break for Dinner|
|6:00 PM||10:00 PM||Quartet Semi-Finals (Session #2)||Sheraton Emerald Ballroom|
|10:00 PM||10:30 PM||Announcements||Sheraton Emerald Ballroom|
|10:30 PM||12:00 AM||Quartet Evaluations (Not Top 10)||Sheraton Hotel|
|10:30 PM||12:00 AM||Mini-Afterglow||Sheraton Diamond Ballroom|
|Saturday, October 17, 2015|
|10:00 AM||12:00 PM||Chorus Finals (Session #1)||Sheraton Emerald Ballroom|
|12:00 PM||1:00 PM||Break for Lunch|
|1:00 PM||3:30 PM||Chorus Finals (Session #2)||Sheraton Emerald Ballroom|
|3:30 PM||4:00 PM||Announcements||Sheraton Emerald Ballroom|
|4:00 PM||5:00 PM||"We Sing" Opportunities||Off-Site|
|4:00 PM||6:00 PM||Chorus Evaluations (Non-Coaching)||Sheraton Rooms|
|6:00 PM||7:30 PM||NEDCON2015: Banquet||Sheraton Atrium|
|7:30 PM||9:00 PM||Quartet Finals||Sheraton Emerald Ballroom|
|9:00 PM||10:00 PM||Awards and Show of Champions||Sheraton Emerald Ballroom|
|10:00 PM||12:00 AM||Quartet Evaluations||Sheraton Hotel|
|10:00 PM||3:00 AM||President's Reception/Chorditorium||Sheraton Emerald Ballroom|
|Sunday, October 18, 2015|
|10:00 AM||12:00 PM||NEDCON2015: Boat Cruise||Lake Champlain Boat Cruise|
|( * = approx. end time)|
It's really ... "The NEDCON Most Awesome Barbershop Chorus"
Are you planning on attending NEDCON 2015 in Burlington, VT and your chorus is not competing? Would you like to appear on the contest stage and perform under an enthusiastic, experienced and talented director? If you answer yes to these questions, then have I got the opportunity for you! Why not come and sing with what could be the largest chorus in the NED Chorus Contest, The NEDCON Most Awesome Barbershop Chorus?
Participation is open to anyone attending NEDCON, whether you’re singing in another chorus or not and requires you attend a single rehearsal on the contest stage at 9:00 AM, Saturday morning and know the songs “Wait ‘Till the Sunshines, Nellie” and “Honey, Lil’ Lize Medley” two songs which I think every barbershopper knows. I’m pleased and excited to announce that our director for, The NEDCON Most Awesome Barbershop Chorus is our very own, Brian O’Leary.
I’m sure that Brian is known to many throughout the district, but did you know he’s a 55 year member of the Society? He has held many leadership positions and continues to do so at both the chapter, district and Society level. He has served the judging community as both a Presentation Judge and a Contest Administrator for over 29 years. He also sang with Imagine That, a NED Seniors District Quartet Champion. He also has wealth of directing experience having directed choruses from the Greater Lawrence, Concord, MA, Beverly and Providence Chapters. I’m honored that Brian has taken on this task and I’m sure he’ll do a great job, but he needs your help.
We need all the Joe Barbershoppers and Jane Barbershoppers to come and participate. Please!
This is your chance to sing with a large chorus and to provide a great service to the district by serving as the mic tester chorus for the District Chorus Contest. Wouldn’t it be great to put 100 + men and women, under Brian’s direction? That’s right, I did say women too. There’s no reason why not, as long as they know the songs. It promises to be one the highlights of the weekend!
ADVERTISE in the printed
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This is a GREAT opportunity for you and your chapter, chorus, quartet, business and any other service - to reach the Barbershop Harmony community. This could be our biggest program ever - and will be read and used by more fellow singers and attendees than ever before!
Show your stuff! Offer your services! Tell us about your plans - shows, performances, accomplishments, awards!
PRICES remain unchanged! For as little as $40 - you can place a quarter-page display ad for all to see!
Full-page, half-page sizes and full-page covers are available, too! Also, simple message "line-listings" are available! Send a message to your performing friends! Show YOUR SUPPORT! Wish folks well. Announce a party!
Interested? Got questions? The 2-page PDF form available has everything you need. Download today.
Act soon, though!
DEADLINE EXTENDED for submissions. Contact now:
Contact STEVE SALAMIN with any questions! ---- Thank you for your consideration and support!
Looking for the "Best Seat In The House" in Burlington?
It can be BETTER than front row!
The Harmony Foundation and the Contest & Judging program are teaming up to auction off a single seat at each & every contest session, including Division, District, Prelims, Mid-Winter and International. So if you’ve ever wanted to test out your judging chops, you can bid on a seat in the Judge’s pit at our NED Contest and be a ‘Judge for a Day’!